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Early voting starts Monday for the off-year November elections. There are seven constitutional amendments, plus local propositions in League City, Texas City, Kemah and Clear Lake Shores and a school board election in Galveston.

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LEAGUE CITY — Some debt is necessary in running a fast-growing city like League City, the candidates at the city council forum agreed. But each had slightly different ideas on how to manage that debt and how to pay it down.

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Patricia Grady unseated incumbent Judge Bret Griffin on Tuesday in the runoff election for the Republican nomination to the 212th District Court, according to complete but unofficial results from the county.

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Earlier this year when our brother David Hoover informed us that he intended to run for the District 4 City Council seat, we were excited ... excited for him — and for the city of Galveston where the three of us grew up.

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Living in Galveston for about 10 years now, I have noticed that very few citizens vote on election day. I asked myself why? The answer is simple.

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I have known Craig Brown since I moved to Galveston. He and Angela were our next door neighbors on the West End prior to their moving downtown.

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The Moodys and Kempners are working very hard this election to get a majority on the Galveston City Council. What they envision I don’t have a clue, but I hope it’s something good for Galveston. 

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I have the greatest respect for Tarris Woods. He has dedicated his life to instilling pride and hope to the downtrodden and motivating young people to seek higher goals in life. Woods has taken stands that were unpopular with the powers that be and steadfastly held his position, never compromising the principle involved.

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There have been few problems to go along with few voters during the early voting period leading into Tuesday’s election, county officials report. 

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Phillip Morris, a retired police commander of the Galveston Police Department, announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for district attorney of Galveston County.

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Driven by a trustee election at College of the Mainland, a bond proposal in Santa Fe and the school bond and trustee election in the Clear Creek school district, voter turnout has been brisk for Saturday’s elections.